Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
`Ukulele virtouso Herb Ohta, Jr., son of legendary Ohta-san, has joined the
staff teaching at the 2002 Aloha Music Camp ( August 12 -18) in Puna,
A very limited number of openings remain as of this date - don't miss this
opportunity to study with one of the finest contempory players on the scene.
More than a workshop, the Beamer Family Aloha Music Camp with Hawaii's
first family of Music immerses you in the true essense of Hawaiian culture.
Our staff includes:
Keola Beamer - slack key guitar
Nona Beamer - Hawaiian culture and storytelling
Moanalani Beamer - hula
Keoki Kahumoku - `ukulele, slack key guitar
Herb Ohta Jr. - `ukulele
Leilehua Yuen - traditional Hawaiian crafts, and many more.
Friday, April 12, 2002
The Tiki Cha Cha Club, this week is "the greatest show on earth" as well as songs from the new Tiki King CD, "With a Twist." On the Air and Webcasting Live Monday Night, April 15th, 11pm USA Pacific Coast Time (7am-London; 10am-Moscow; 9am-Jerusalem; 7pm-Hong Kong; 9pm-Honolulu) on: http://www.kboo.org In the north west, KBOO FM can be heard on the airwaves at 90.7 in the Portland area, 92.7 in Columbia Gorge, and at 100.7 in Corvallis. Discuss
Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
"George [Harrison] was a great ukulele player and whenever you went to his house, he'd play it at the end of the night. I showed him I could play the song on the ukulele and tonight I'd like to do it now as my tribute."Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Sunday, March 31, 2002
Friday, March 29, 2002
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
For example, at Aiea Intermediate School, the 12 teachers chose a TTP project that addressed the Hawaiian ukulele. The shop teacher taught students how to create the ukulele in AutoCAD using 3D techniques, and then to construct one using actual shop tools. The English teacher taught how to write project materials, including procedures and reports. The math teacher taught students how to calculate the correct material thicknesses, angles, and similar physical features. The music teacher taught them how to play the ukulele. The art teacher taught students to create marketing materials and illustration manuals. And the history and geography teachers taught the historical significance of the ukulele around the Pacific Basin and in Asia.
Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Friday, March 22, 2002
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Thursday, March 14, 2002
Thursday, March 07, 2002
Uke website, including exciting details about our 'uke cam,' which I'm
certain will put us in the running for an Oscar in cinematic technical
achievement when we're done." I sure it will, Bill!Link Discuss
Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Friday, March 01, 2002
Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Thursday, February 14, 2002
Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Monday, February 11, 2002
He really got into the ukulele. It sounds kind of corny, but it gave him so much joy, you know. I was there when he first discovered it. The rest of his life was ukulele. He played the hell out of the thing. When my kids were little, we could clear rooms with those things, because they knew George was going to carry on till daylight with the ukulele.Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary! -- maybe I should just make a note when a link *doesn't* come from Gary! *;)
Thursday, February 07, 2002
Monday, February 04, 2002
Thursday, January 31, 2002
Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Hi Mark,Link Discuss
My name is Dave Lasher, and I am a regular visitor to your site,Ukulelia. I caught the uke bug last Spring when I took a business trip to Hawaii. I purchased a cheap Hilo and began leaning to play. It broke on me two months later, but by then I was hopelessly hooked. I saved up and bought a cow-colored, tenor, Fluke with undersaddle pickup from Flea Market Music. This uke has become as important to me as my right arm. I just love it. I practice uke much more than I ever practiced guitar because it is just so damn convenient. It's sitting on my computer table, not more than 12 inches away, as I type these words. And, of course, it's the perfect size for playing while riding shotgun on a long road trip. Try that with a big clunky guitar!
Anyway, the reason I'm writing is to let you know that I have recorded my first original uke tunes and that they are available for free download on the net. I thought you and your readers might be interested in having a listen. The songs are, "Suzie's Stayin' Over" and "That Fat, Brown-Nosing, Bastard". You can hear them here: http://www.mp3.com/davelasher Enjoy!
P.S. You are doing a great job with Ukulelia!